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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Submitted by Lizzie:

This Sunday, the Wisdom Heart is happy to welcome Diego Hangartner for a talk on

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Developing moment-by-moment mindfulness through the Buddha’s Satipatthana Sutta teaching.

Diego has a background in both Western and Eastern understandings of the mind, having completed a PhD in pharmacology (specialising in psychoactive substances) and 7 years of study at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India.

As COO of Mind and Life Institute, he organises dialogues between Western scientists (from the fields of Neuroscience, Neuroplasticity, Psychology, Biology etc) and Tibetan Buddhists led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

All welcome
Please bring a cushion!

Date & time: Sunday, October 2, 2:30 - 4:30
Venue: Lizzy's place, 69b Po Wah Yuen, Lamma Island
Directions: I am at the top of Po Wah Yuen hill. After the bench at the top of the Po Wah Yuen stairs, take the path up to Tai Ping. My house is about 50m up and the second last on the right. It has a slatted wooden gate.
Mobile: 9733 1506
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Next Tuesday, Diego will be talking at the HKU about the dialogues and research inspired by the Mind and Life conferences.

Science and Contemplative Practice:
Emerging Outcomes of Meditation Research


Oct 4, 7pm-9pm

HKU, 7F Knowles Building, Room 726

No registration required.

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A very interesting specialization. How did he carry out his research? and after 7 years of it can he still stand up?

And I'm sorry to disappoint him, but the Deli Lamma has closed down.


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OK I'll stop being flippant:


Diego Hangartner, Pharm, D., Chief Operating Officer, Mind and Life Institute, completed his studies in pharmacology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, specializing in psychotherapeutic and psychoactive substances. Having worked with drug addiction, he became interested in understanding the workings of mind and consciousness. After encountering Buddhism, he then spent 11 years in Dharamsala, India, where he first learned Tibetan and then studied for 7 years at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. During those years, he did several retreats and worked as a translator and interpreter, translating Tibetan into English, German, French and Spanish. After returning to Europe in 2003, he taught widely, was General Secretary and project manager of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visits in Switzerland 2005 and in Hamburg 2007. He has been associated with Mind and Life since the late 1990′s. Presently, he is the General Secretary of Mind and Life International, based in Zurich, Switzerland, and is Mind and Life Director of Program, Research and International.

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